Montage of scenes related to European mobilization and preparations for World War I, from 1914 through 1919, plus brief views of Mark VIII tank maneuvers, circa 1924. Patriotic French citizens fill a street as France mobilizes for World War 1. Italian soldiers marching to war through a town. British King George V seen with Prime Minister David Lloyd George and other British officials. British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill poses and "mugs" for camera. British troops being transported along a country road on double-decker buses and slogging through the mud in France. Two French soldiers join the line of "tommies" to be photographed, and then step out of line to watch. King George V with Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, next to their automobiles in field, during the King's visit to his troops in 1916. The King and British officers observe tests of Mark IV tank, circa 1917. Scene shifts to August 10, 1916 showing the Prince of Wales and King George V, accompanied by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, and other officers, observing the Battle of Pozières (in Battle of the Somme) from a safe distance, using a telescope. U.S. Army Mark VIII International Tanks in daytime and nighttime maneuvers (likely at Fort Meade, Maryland) circa 1924.
Early model aircraft in Europe. Animated map depicts European commercial air routes. Passengers enter the cabin of a British Handley Page W8B transport aircraft. Cargo is loaded into an early single engine bi winged aircraft. Passengers get off an old touring car and board a Farman Goliath airliner. 'Grands Express Aeriens' is printed on the aircraft. A medium sized British bi winged transport aircraft taxis on an airfield. An early bi wing single engine aircraft in flight over an airfield. Aerial views of a European city. An early model single engine bi winged transport aircraft lands. People disembark from an early model passenger aircraft. Animated map of Europe depicts air routes from London to Paris, Manchester and Berlin. People near an early model bi plane. Passengers board and cargo is loaded into the aircraft. A pig is loaded into a Farman Goliath early model liner. A man and the pig look out of the windows of the aircraft. Animated airline routes over a map of Europe. Men load cargo in an early model Spad commercial bi plane.
Early model aircraft in Europe. Four French Breguet 14 reconnaissance photo airplanes parked on an airfield. One of the aircraft starts motor and taxis. Tempelhofer Airdrome in Berlin, Germany. Aircraft parked on a ramp at the airdrome. Buildings in the background. A row of Dornier Komet III monoplanes parked at an air base. Workmen push a German Udet Kondor transport aircraft which is a high winged four engine pusher transport aircraft. A small single engine high winged one passenger light aircraft takes off. Animated map of the world shows lines of projected air routes from Europe to Australia, South America and Africa. The projected air routes are from France to Algiers, from England to India and Australia, from Spain to Argentina and from Holland to Java
An ice skating event in Europe. Sonja Henie, a Norwegian figure skater, performs ice skating. Spectators watch as she performs.
Documentary about the U.S. Army's flight around the world in 1924, employing four Douglas World Cruiser aircraft. A flag of United States. Crowds gather around around. the four Douglas World Cruisers, named Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and Seattle, as they prepare to depart from Seattle, Washington, on their expedition. One of the aircraft taking off. All the aircraft in flight over Seattle Washington. Major Frederick F. Martin Commander of the flight. An animated map shows the aerial expedition's route and locations of various accidents and incidents that beset them along the way. View of one Douglas World Cruiser in flight, equipped with floats. The expedition was completed by the Cruiser,Chicago, crewed by pilot, Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold; and by the
New Orleans, crewed by pilot, Lt. Erik Nelson and Lt. Jack Harding, who are seen being congratulated by expedition Commander, Major Frederick F. Martin upon their completion of the mission in Seattle, on September 28, 1924.
Advertisement of a 1924 Ford Model T-Coupe car. The model is associated with Flexibility of usage. The car caters to all kind of drivers and all kind of work. All the qualities are illustrated in the advertisement. The ad is produced and distributed by Ford Motion Pictures Laboratories. 1924.